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India reports 6,977 new Covid-19 cases in a day, death toll crosses 4,000

Summer heat not enough to kill coronavirus as cases mount over the past few days

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Medical staff at the new open-ground quarantine and isolation facility at BKC in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
Amid global speculation that Covid-19 may begin to tail off in summer, India is witnessing its steepest jump in cases over the past few days, even as the mercury across the country is on the rise. 

India has witnessed an increase of over 5 per cent every day in the total number of cases in the past nine days. In the past 24 hours alone, the country witnessed 6,977 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 138,845. The country’s death count also breached the 4,000-mark. As of Monday, the death toll stood at 4,021, with 154 more people succumbing to the

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First Published: May 25 2020 | 7:54 PM IST

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